Environmental policy

For us, the path to a sustainable textile industry is important. We at Swagg are constantly working actively to reduce our environmental impact throughout our operations. During the last ten years, the development of a variety of environmental policies at Swagg has been established more and more and environmental thinking has gained a foothold in the organization.

What do we do?

We at Swagg have had a strong environmental thinking since the beginning and over the years have had different strategies for working towards sustainable development in our industry.

In February 2021, after much work, we became GOTS-certified. GOTS stands for “Global Organic textile standard” and is an international labeling organization with a focus on the environment. GOTS certification is among the highest certifications a garment can have as they have requirements that permeate the entire production cycle – from cotton cultivation, manufacturing, handling to printing the textile with certified color. The requirements for the garments to be approved with the GOTS label are that they contain a minimum of 95% organic material.

GOTS also includes the social aspects such as taking care of and securing the working environment and rights for all people who work throughout the manufacturing chain. Among other things, they make sure that the wages of workers on the farms are adjusted in the right way that can be lived on. It must also be ensured that the environment for those who work is good and the requirements for the amount of chemicals are strict. There must be no harmful substances that can affect human health at any stage of production. Checks to ensure that the requirements are maintained in all parts of the production chain are carried out regularly by various bodies under GOTS.

Finally, GOTS also places high demands on the garments’ quality and wear, which must have a long service life, which means that end customers can buy GOTS-certified garments with a clear conscience.

GOTS certified suppliers:


Organic and ethically made, but crucially, manufactured solely using sustainable energy generatedfrom wind and solar power. EarthPositive® is a practical and immediate solution for business and fashion to face their biggest challenge and take immediate action to combat climate change. Sustainable, high quality fashion that minimize negative environmental impacts while conserving energy and natural resources. Sustainable manufacturing also enhances employee, community and product safety.

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Neutral ® delivers top quality clothing for men, women and children. T-shirts, sweaters and more that are made of 100% organic Fairtrade cotton. Each Neutral ® product is manufactured and certified according to the highest environmental, social and ethical standards in the world. Together, the certificates cover every single part of the production process, providing a guarantee that each Neutral ® product is manufactured with respect for humans and the planet.

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Cottover is a wide range of high-quality basic garments, they are comfortable and color-resistant and durable over time – made of 100% organic cotton. Cottover works wholeheartedly with sustainability and has certificates for its products that cover the biggest challenges in the manufacture of clothing in terms of quality, health, environment and working conditions. Cottover is certified with GOTS and OEKO, for example, the swan and Fairtrade.

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